Grant Me To See (With 2.5 Readers)

The ol’ peepers just ain’t what they used to be. Ten years ago I was assisting with a funeral with eight other clergy. For the first time I was having trouble seeing the service book and holding it further, closer, etc, when a Greek priest said:  “Fr Joseph!  Where are your glasses?” I smiled proudly and said, “I don’t wear glasses.” He hissed:  “I know. WHERE are your glasses?  That afternoon, I bought my first pair of Readers.Aging, in small measure, has its funny moments.For example: S … [Read more...]

In Hell, On My Cell, Searching Up Paradise

 The phone. We could answer or not. We could take it off the hook. I could be disconnected. We could change numbers and no one could find us. We could just unplug it from the wall. We could, forgive me this, LIE and say we didn’t hear the phone, or we weren’t home …Then, the answering machine. We could leave witty greeting messages. We would return home excitedly to the blinking of the light indicating that someone cared enough to leave a message, or two, or SEVEN! Or we could save m … [Read more...]

Jesus with a Sword

Okay, so I didn't get this icon.  But it is cool, no?When I converted to Orthodoxy, it's a long story, I took St Joseph the Betrothed as my patron saint.  My given name is David, born on June 26th.That just happens to be the feast day for St David of Thessaloniki.  So, that's the icon I got from Orthodox Christian Supply.I cannot but say Amen to every word that Owen White writes about the quality of workmanship from Orthodox Christian Supply.I will say, true story, this was the fi … [Read more...]

Antiochian Resolution Opposing “Same Sex Unions”

RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE RECENT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION THAT LEGALLY RE-DEFINED MARRIAGE TO INCLUDE TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEXWHEREAS, on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in the case entitled “Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.,” by a marginal majority decision, held that no State may deny same-sex couples the right to marry; and that, in so doing, the Supreme Court has legally redefined the sacred, long-held, and profound mea … [Read more...]


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